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Posted by Sarah Fisher October 12, 2010 12:13

Celebrity sex scandals are commonplace these days. Not a week goes by without rumours of footage being released of this person in some uncompromising position or that person posing in a provocative pose. With the advance of technology, it’s easy to capture private, intimate moments but how can you be sure this will be secure.

New research conducted by mobile and forensics experts Disklabs discovered that half of used mobile phones bought on eBay contained personal data such as messages, credit card and pin numbers, but nine of those phones contained far worse – pornography.

And it’s not just adult stars who have fallen victim to raunchy snaps and videos being made public. Young celebrities such as Miley Cyrus and Vanessa Hudgens have had their innocence taken away from them, but then does the blame lie with them for parading around in such a manner in the first place?

Having shots like that taken of them was always a risk. Mobile phones are not secure, and people should be more cautious over what material is on them. The only way you can be sure that all offensive data is erased is to reset the phone to factory settings. Or by not taking smutty photos and video of yourself of course.

At least if I sell my mobile I can be assured there is nothing on there that will embarrass me. And even if there is, at least I’m not a celebrity. I doubt anyone will try and sell the rights of me trying to imitate the dance moves of Beyonce’s Single Ladies in my frumpy pyjamas.

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